Save Our Schools Arizona reacts to Gov. Hobbs' plan to eliminate school vouchers

Published: Monday, January 16, 2023 - 9:08am
Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 11:48am

On Friday, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced her executive budget and revealed her desire to eliminate the state’s universal school voucher program.

 Save Our Schools Arizona praised Hobbs, saying her agenda will benefit public education.

 Executive Director Beth Lewis laid out some problems with the current vouchers, including state money benefiting private religious schools.

"Some of those schools that are more evangelical are discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and identity, and, you know, it’s right there on their website," she said.

Hobbs’ plan would require support from the Republican-controlled state Legislature, which is unlikely.

Editors note: This story has been revised.

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